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Buddhist on Fire
Feb 17, 2018 Mean Flow and Lezet
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Buddhist on Fire welcomes the return of Lezet for a collaboration with Mean Flow.
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Buddhist on Fire
Dec 13, 2017 CDRX
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New from CDRX: Lost in the Bayou
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Buddhist on Fire
Nov 18, 2017 John Tocher
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Christian Doil & Seetyca – Bilder einer Ausstellung The basis for the sound compositions is a concept adaptation of Modest Petrowitsch Mussorgsky's masterpiece. On the basis of specially created paintings, to be found at www.christiandoil.de , a split album has been created. Cover: Tino Bänsch Thanks and greetings from Mainz / Germany. www.christiandoil-musik.de www.christiandoil.de christian.doil@gmx.net
Topics: ambient, dark ambient, buddhist on fire
Buddhist on Fire
May 14, 2017 John Tocher
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I had this track I did kind of sitting around waiting for me to do some other music like it so I could release an album. I gave up waiting and asked Anastasia Vronski if she might be inspired to craft a track to release with it as a split album. The result is as you will hear. We decided to call the album: La Belle et la Bête. We haven't been able to agree which of us is the beauty and which the beast. What do you think? The most beautiful experience we can have is the mysterious. It is the...
Topics: ambient, dark ambient, buddhist on fire
Buddhist on Fire
Mar 9, 2017 Stefan Paulus
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After the Buddhist On Fire Release Halo From Inside The Mountains Stefan Paulus delved deeper into a world of pre-modern rituals which take place around the area of Mt. Säntis in Switzerland. He came back with modulated field recordings of chimes, bells, sound mills, unique music techniques like Talerschwingen (Coin swinging in a bowl) or Zäuerli (an overtone voice improvisation, harmonic yodel). The similarity of these instruments, songs and techniques is that they are based on the harmonic...
Topics: ambient, dark ambient, ritual ambient, ritual, field recordings, field recording, soundscapes,...
Buddhist on Fire
Aug 1, 2016 Christian Doil
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We welcome the return of Christian Doil to Buddhist on Fire. With sunlight and reflections on a poetic journey. This starts at home in the glass cabinet, then goes to the sea, in the treetops, in the microcosm of snow, drop and foam, under a bridge, on a paved path, on wet road pavement, to the stars, and through the window back in the glass cabinet. The 16 tracks that cover the light ambient album reflected on the subject of "light" again. The tunes I played on a kalimba and edited...
Topics: ambient, electronic, abstract, experimental, drone, dark ambient
Buddhist on Fire
Jul 3, 2016 Jeff Sampson
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We welcome Jeff Sampson to Buddhist on Fire. Jeff has a marvelous voice and has been a constant source of inspiration. “...like being stuck inside a huge, haunted castle, straight out of Poe or Lovecraft, where nameless terrors await the unwary.” --unknown "Sampson produces an impressively wide variety of sounds; he can hum, croon, moan, chant like a Tibetan monk, chant like a Western monk, or sing high counter-tenor." -- Hannah Shapero "...choir-like and haunting."...
Topics: ambient, dark ambient, experimental, jeff sampson, buddhist on fire
Buddhist on Fire
Mar 20, 2016 Luciftias
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I was previewing this, considering if I should release it on Buddhist on Fire. It really hit the spot. It has a quiet contemplative sound that I needed just as I was listening to it. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. --John Luciftias: This piece represents a blending of my recent forays into guitar-based, Fripp-style delays with the post-effect manipulations of previous works. It was an improvisation recorded in one take with no overdubbing. Subsequent treatments included added reverb,...
Topics: drone, dark ambient, experimental, luciftias, buddhist on fire
Sadayatana
Feb 14, 2016 John Tocher
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A prison taint was on everything there. The imprisoned air, the imprisoned light, the imprisoned damps, the imprisoned men, were all deteriorated by confinement. As the captive men were faded and haggard, so the iron was rusty, the stone was slimy, the wood was rotten, the air was faint, the light was dim. Like a well, like a vault, like a tomb, the prison had no knowledge of the brightness outside; and would have kept its polluted atmosphere intact, in one of the spice islands of the Indian...
Topics: dark ambient, drone, experimental, podcast, cdrx, digital mass, fosel, sadayatana
Buddhist on Fire
Feb 7, 2016 CDRX
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CDRX a citizen of Elgaland-Vargaland began making music in 1996. He started as Cereal Killer and does audio manipulation and mixes using sound bites, field recordings, loops, distortions and harsh noise. CDRX has created and released a number of cds via his own label Bad For Health Records . "I listen to a lot of industrial, ambient and concrete music but also metal, folk and pop." He takes his inspiration from the likes of Nurse With Wound, Pierre Henry, Final and Aidan Baker and...
Topics: Dark Ambient, Experimental, Noise
Sadayatana
Feb 7, 2016 John Tocher
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A lot of people don't realize what's really going on. They view life as a bunch of unconnected incidents and things. They don't realize that there's this, like, lattice of coincidence that lays on top of everything. Give you an example, show you what I mean: suppose you're thinkin' about a plate of shrimp. Suddenly someone'll say, like, "plate," or "shrimp," or "plate of shrimp" out of the blue, no explanation. No point in lookin' for one, either. It's all part of...
Topics: dark ambient, drone, experimental, podcast, aairria, circle of pines, graham dunning, joe frawley,...
Buddhist on Fire
Jan 22, 2016 Various Artists
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Propositions: -participants choose any kind of written text (a piece of prose, poetry, fragment of news,broadcast script,recipe,instruction manual,notification,announ cement,numerical text,or a text written in machine or any other programming language etc, or any kind of text or string of words or grouped syllable they themselves created) and sing it -the track could contain an accompanying instrument as well. If you hate your singing or your singing voice, you can also read the text and make a...
Topics: experimental, voice, spoken word, buddhist on fire
Buddhist on Fire
Dec 19, 2015 Crystal Dreams
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Tea Drones is a foray into the hypnotic world of the drone. A world where melody is redundant and texture is key. If sound could have a colour the names of these excursions are what I imagine it might be like. The album came to me in middle of 2013 whilst I was working at a call center in Canberra, Australia. During my morning and afternoon tea breaks I was often found staring at my iPhone working furiously in NanoStudio. Escaping the corporate world. Experimenting. Coming to grips with the...
Topics: drone, ambient, drone ambient, experimental, buddhist on fire
Sadayatana
Nov 1, 2015 John Tocher
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The cultural-historical meaning of the Eleusinian Mysteries, their influence on European intellectual history, can scarcely be overestimated. Here suffering humankind found a cure for its rational, objective, cleft intellect, in a mystical totality experience, that let it believe in immortality, in an everlasting existence. - Albert Hofmann, in LSD : My Problem Child (1980) start artist title 00:00 Hsin-Jung Tsai 無量壽佛祈請文 03:19 Free Tibet Mystical Glow 06:54 Halgrath Her Winter of...
Topics: dark ambient, experimental, ambient, podcast, circle of pines, fellirium, free tibet, halgrath,...
Sadayatana
Nov 1, 2015 John Tocher
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There are experiences that most of us are hesitant to speak about, because they do not conform to everyday reality and defy rational explanation. These are not particular external occurrences, but rather events of our inner lives, which are generally dismissed as figments of the imagination and barred from our memory. Suddenly, the familiar view of our surroundings is transformed in a strange, delightful, or alarming way: it appears to us in a new light, takes on a special meaning. Such an...
Topics: dark ambient, experimental, ambient, podcast, astral & shit, hsin-jung tsai, john tocher,...
Sadayatana
Sep 12, 2015 John Tocher
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Old friends become bitter enemies on a sudden for toys and small offenses. - Robert Burton, The Anatomy of Melancholy (1621) start artist title 00:00 Stefan Paulus Pilgrimage To The Internal Entrance Of Mt. Säntis 22:41 Luís Antero Territory 25:44 Kinematik VKE Chaotic Rotations 57:14 Reverse Projection Old Potion 59:59 Sebastiane Hegarty Rain choir: Recital 61:36 Kinematik VKE The Pluto-Charon Binary 83:30 Reverse Projection 800mts 90:15 Kinematik VKE On Approach 109:30 Sebastiane Hegarty...
Topics: dark ambient, drone, experimental, podcast, kinematik vke, luís antero, reverse projection,...
Buddhist on Fire
Jul 25, 2015 Stefan Paulus
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Buddhist on Fire welcomes the return of Stefan Paulus with his release "Halo From Inside The Mountains": crafted using field recordings made over the course of a year in the mountains of Appenzell in Switzerland it thus encompasses all seasons. Stefan Paulus: This work incorporates field recordings of the territory of Appenzell and of the traditional and pre-modern rituals of the locals. Appenzell is a small mountain county in the eastern part of the Swiss Alps. The mountain ridge of...
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Topics: ambient, dark ambient, ritual ambient, ritual, field recordings, field recording, soundscapes,...
Sadayatana
Jul 19, 2015 John Tocher
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Their [the stars] influence on our fate is considerably less than the influence of a banana peel, on which you can slip and break your leg. But there is no interest in banana peels, whereas serious periodicals include horoscopes [...] It lifts his spirits. The whole universe revolves around him, and even if things aren't going well, even if the stars are lined up in such a way that the suspenders manufacturer loses his shirt and the individual consequently loses his job, it's still more...
Topics: dark ambient, ambient, experimental, podcast, sadayatana, alan morse davies, emerald rustling, oum...
Buddhist on Fire
Jul 12, 2015 Christian Doil
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Summer. Sun. Dark clouds gather. 3 clock in the afternoon. Crackles and thunders, there is something in the air. A summer storm. The 37-minute one-shot track joins six ambient soundscapes pieces together, surrounded by field recordings of a summer thunderstorm in Mainz. Sound sources and feedback includes a baby monitor, chandeliers, a microwave and an oven alarm clock. Here is the ghost Of a summer that lived for us, Here is a promise Of summer to be. - William Ernest Henley, Rhymes and...
Topics: ambient, electronic, abstract, experimental, drone, dark ambient
Sadayatana
Jul 12, 2015 John Tocher
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         - Jawaharlal Nehru start artist title 00:00 Jeff Sampson Unaware 03:35 Grove of Whispers Bandits (unreleased) 29:02 Metamorfrozen Storms of Neptune 33:15 Fellirium Silhouettes in the Mist 52:19 Metamorfrozen Frigid Desolation II 67:48 Metamorfrozen Mountains of Madness 68:12 Gasgruel Part II - The First Day After 80:51 Gasgruel Part III - No Thing 84:40 Metamorfrozen Frigid Desolation I 94:48 Gasgruel Part I - Inwardness 99:19 Metamorfrozen Frigid Desolation III 104:12 Backyard...
Topics: dark ambient, experimental, drone, podcast, sadayatana, backyard ghost, fellirium, gasgruel, jeff...
Sadayatana
Jul 5, 2015 John Tocher
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It seems to me what is called for is an exquisite balance between two conflicting needs: the most skeptical scrutiny of all hypotheses that are served up to us and at the same time a great openness to new ideas … If you are only skeptical, then no new ideas make it through to you … On the other hand, if you are open to the point of gullibility and have not an ounce of skeptical sense in you, then you cannot distinguish the useful ideas from the worthless ones. - Carl Sagan start artist...
Topics: ambient, dark ambient, experimental, podcast, judith peacock cummings, lucette bourdin and darrell...
Sadayatana
Jun 11, 2015 John Tocher
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There is no end. There is no beginning. There is only the infinite passion of life. - Federico Fellini, Fellini on Fellini (1976) start artist title 00:00 kepheus cut the hand 06:21 The Implicit Order Fire On The Mountain Lightning In The Air 10:26 The Implicit Order Poor Beecher's Funeral 14:19 Fellirium Show me your true self 15:31 Fellirium Give me your sorrows 30:51 EugeneKha Bells Of Disturbing Spring 54:20 Bing Satellites Strange Noises Along Drottninggatan 84:10 Simon Slator Solace...
Topics: dark ambient, ambient, experimental, podcast, bing satellites, eugenekha, fellirium, kepheus,...
Buddhist on Fire
May 17, 2015 John Tocher
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Performed live on stillstream.fm Mother's Day evening May 10, 2015. Dedicated to my mother Margaret Pelaitai. Thank you for always being there. I love you mom. I feel that the surrealists have created a series of valid external landscapes which have their direct correspondences within our own minds. - J. G. Ballard
Topics: Grove Of Whispers, Ambient, Noise Ambient, Experimental, Drone Ambient, Dark Ambient, Field...
Buddhist on Fire
May 17, 2015 Atilio Doreste/José Guillén
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HARSH MACHINES es el resultado de un proceso creativo entre los autores que empieza en el trabajo de campo que realiza Atilio Doreste, y el posterior feedback electrónico de José Guillén, por medio de procesos digitales del audio original. El punto de partida es siempre lo que podemos llamar un suceso fonográfico enfocado hace la parte menos amable del un mecanismo cotidiano. El lado áspero de la máquina se interpreta desde su potencial expresivo, para llevarlo a un extremo de excitación...
Topics: buddhist on fire, field recording, phonography, experimental, noise, field recordings, canarias,...
Sadayatana
May 9, 2015 John Tocher
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Sadayatana
May 9, 2015 John Tocher
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You are a true believer. Blessings of the state, blessings of the masses. Thou art a subject of the divine. Created in the image of man, by the masses, for the masses. - OMM 0000, THX 1138 start artist title 00:00 Kolpakopf INFERIAE 12:38 Arctica Your Journey Begins Now 61:24 Willy Stamati Menstrual Blood 65:50 SandSpace imbalance 73:53 Astral & Shit palus 95:19 Meho Toranj Zla 106:50 Meho Glasovi Zla 114:50 Meho Oblaci Zla 117:15 Space Satanbeat Mu†▲Gen
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Topics: dark ambient, drone, experimental, podcast, arctica, astral & shit, kolpakopf, meho, sandspace,...
Buddhist on Fire
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Scott Lawlor, ambient musician and host of The Blind Flight podcast , brings his track "He thrusts his fists against the posts and still insists he sees the ghosts" to buddhist on fire. A long form organ drone. From time to time I heard the sound of words, and marked a difference. Because until then, I realized, the words I had heard had been silent. There had been no sound, I had sensed them. But silently, the way you hear words in your dreams. - Juan Rulfo, Pedro Páramo
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Topics: scott lawlor, ambient, ambient drone, drone, experimental
Buddhist on Fire
Apr 18, 2015 CDRX
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CDRX a citizen of Elgaland-Vargaland began making music in 1996. He started as Cereal Killer and does audio manipulation and mixes using sound bites, field recordings, loops, distortions and harsh noise. CDRX has created and released a number of cds via his own label Bad For Health Records . "I listen to a lot of industrial, ambient and concrete music but also metal, folk and pop." He takes his inspiration from the likes of Nurse With Wound, Pierre Henry, Final and Aidan Baker and...
Topics: Dark Ambient, Experimental, Noise
Sadayatana
Apr 18, 2015 John Tocher
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If they come upon one who still has not seen it and they speak to him of fire, he does not know what they mean. So they, in turn, fall back upon telling him what fire is like. 'As they do so, they know from their own experience that what they are telling him is not the truth, but only a part of it. They know that this man will never know reality from their words, though all the words in the world are theirs to use. He must look upon the fire, smell of it, warm his hands by it, stare into its...
Topics: drone, dark ambient, experimental, podcast, lilly, meho, north hive, rec008, sadayatana
Sadayatana
Apr 11, 2015 John Tocher
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To finally know that you didn't have to hold on so tight. To realize that all your life--you know, all your love, all your hate, all your memories, all your pain--it was all the same thing. It was all the same dream, a dream that you had inside a locked room, a dream about being a person. And like a lot of dreams, there's a monster at the end of it. - Rust Cohle, True Detective start artist title 00:00 Joe Frawley Nymphlight, for Joseph Cornell 05:34 Arctica Annuminas (Phase 1) 16:15 Palancar...
Topics: dark ambient, experimental, drone, podcast, arctica, gdanian, hertz - metek, joe frawley, melodie...
Sadayatana
Apr 4, 2015 John Tocher
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He remembered the top, the sudden leveling of the hill, when the climb ceased and the other part of it began. How many times had he done this? The several times blurred; future and past blurred; what he had already experienced and what he would eventually experience blended so that nothing remained but the moment, the standing still and resting during which he rubbed the cut on his arm which the stone had left. God, he thought in weariness. In what way is this fair? Why am I up here alone like...
Topics: dark ambient, drone, experimental, podcast, sadayatana, achondar, ivan black, meho, snufmumriko
Sadayatana
Mar 28, 2015 John Tocher
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A film is a petrified fountain of thought. - Jean Cocteau, Esquire magazine (February 1961) start artist title 00:00 Juan Antonio Nieto Static-2 04:54 ovdk vs seetyca dsm III - the cristalline entity 20:38 ovdk vs seetyca toward the yanan dağlar 31:10 EugeneKha The Lost November 34:24 Juan Antonio Nieto Static-5 55:30 Juan Antonio Nieto Static-6 59:04 ovdk vs seetyca ryuma go 70:06 Kinematik VKE Returning The Hind 77:56 Juan Antonio Nieto Static-4 81:29 Juan Antonio Nieto Static-3 90:18...
Topics: dark ambient, experimental, drone, podcast, eugenekha, juan antonio nieto, kinematik vke,...
Sadayatana
Mar 28, 2015 John Tocher
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"Love is like a wind stirring the grass beneath trees on a black night," he had said. "You must not try to be definite and sure about it and to live beneath the trees, where soft night winds blow, the long hot day of disappointment comes swiftly and the gritty dust from passing wagons gathers upon lips inflamed and made tender by kisses." - Sherwood Anderson, Winesburg, Ohio, (1919), "Death" start artist title 00:00 Grove of Whispers 2015-03-13 34:58 Berthelot...
Topics: dark ambient, experimental, drone, podcast, sadayatana, berthelot, lilly, meho, nadador nocturno,...
Sadayatana
Mar 1, 2015 John Tocher
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And again, the dark street. The dark, dark street. The women out shopping for the evening meal of course, and baby carriage and the silver bicycle were already painted out by the darkness; most of the commuters too were already in place in their filing-drawer houses. A half-forsaken chasm of time.... - Kōbō Abe, The Ruined Map start artist title 00:00 Atilio Doreste Respiro 01:18 Kirill Platonkin In The Dream Fields 08:37 Kirill Platonkin Stellar Breath 14:06 Esa Ruoho Preparazione 19:18...
Topics: dark ambient, drone, experimental, podcast, atilio doreste, depletion region, esa ruoho, john...
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Sadayatana
Feb 15, 2015 John Tocher
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The Edge... There is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over. The others--the living--are those who pushed their luck as far as they felt they could handle it, and then pulled back, or slowed down, or did whatever they had to when it came time to choose between Now and Later. But the edge is still Out there. Or maybe it's In. - Hunter S. Thompson start artist title 00:00 Grove of Whispers untitled 21:42 Wings Of An Angel...
Topics: dark ambient, experimental, drone, podcast, grove of whispers, meho, wings of an angel,...
Sadayatana
Feb 8, 2015 John Tocher
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After silence that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music. - Aldous Huxley, The Rest is Silence (1931) start artist title 00:00 CNTV Intro (to Konstantin Raudive) 05:03 Berthelot Mécanique Des Limbes II 15:50 The Implicit Order Trying To Recruit You 23:34 Skincage and Mystified UFO 1 Skincage Remix 27:35 My Own Cubic Stone Minotaur 38:02 CNTV A curious blank 44:06 Berthelot Mécanique Des Limbes III 50:48 CNTV Descanso 53:50 The Implicit Order The Dial-Up Love And Terror...
Topics: dark ambient, experimental, drone, podcast, sadayatana, berthelot, cntv, lord havoc, my own cubic...
Sadayatana
Feb 3, 2015 John Tocher
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...and to this hour the image of Carmilla return to mind with ambiguous alterations--sometimes the playful, languid, beautiful girl; sometimes the writhing fiend I saw in the ruined church; and often from a reverie I have started, fancying I heard the light step of Carmilla at the drawing room door. - Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu, Carmilla (1871) start artist title 00:00 SiJ + Astral & Shit Kömaparàbola (Part 1) 03:00 Arctica Illidriel 61:47 Lluvia Acida Pali Aike 66:40 Rec008 Fragment 5 75:36...
Topics: dark ambient, experimental, noise, podcast, arctica, lluvia acida, rec008, sij + astral & shit,...
Sadayatana
Feb 2, 2015 John Tocher
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Nevertheless, life and death are mysterious states, and we know little of the resources of either. - Sheridan Le Fanu, Carmilla (1871) start artist title 00:00 Ayato & Natalia Kamia NO BREAK 01:45 Kolpakopf Untitled 30:38 Arctica Tabatiel (Illidriel Continue) 61:16 Red Fog Cinder Petals 72:33 lost-radio Scene VIII 80:48 Wings Of An Angel The Unearthly Demagogue And His Amber Of Sorrows 94:29 Kreazot-Maks Back side 1 96:24 Mescaline Sessions Pyramid of the Magician 109:10 Mescaline Sessions...
Topics: dark ambient, experimental, drone, podcast, sadayatana, arctica, ayato & natalia kamia,...
Sadayatana
Jan 16, 2015 John Tocher
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The more I look at most of the art movements, it’s all occultism, when you get down to it. The Surrealists were openly talking about being magicians. - Alan Moore, De Abaitua interview (1998) start artist title 00:00 sorrow stream No hope 03:56 Scott Lawlor & Oystein Jorgensen The Next Dimension 10:18 Neon Lotus V 27:04 Mikael Hirsz Self Medication 65:22 天 島 101:03 Astral & Shit snow 104:02 Grove of Whispers LIVE
Topics: dark ambient, experimental, noise, podcast, sadayatana, astral & shit, john tocher, mikael...
Sadayatana
Jan 16, 2015 John Tocher
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The original is unfaithful to the translation. - Jorge Luis Borges start artist title 00:00 Grove Of Whispers (featuring pixyblink ) Carmilla 21:49 Wings Of An Angel Your Dominatrix Had A Brain Transplant Under My Knives 94:13 Grove of Whispers Live
Topics: dark ambient, experimental, drone, podcast, sadayatana, grove of whispers featuring pixyblink, john...
Sadayatana
Jan 3, 2015 John Tocher
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It is one of the commonest of mistakes to consider that the limit of our power of perception is also the limit of all there is to perceive. - C. W. Leadbeater, The Chakras (1927) start artist title 00:00 Luís Antero Water Mill 2 01:26 Rigel Orionis Centrifugal 17:09 Dreaming the Seed Waterhole 23:48 Fabio Keiner Heaven Wakes A Moon I 29:08 Mystified Spinning Downward 33:11 Samsa The Laurentian Divide 33:40 Bulkrate Convocation 41:12 Bulkrate Into the portal of doom 50:33 Bulkrate Under the ice...
Topics: dark ambient, experimental, drone, podcast, sadayatana, alan morse davies, bulkrate, dreaming the...
Sadayatana
Dec 29, 2014 John Tocher
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The people dreamed and fought and slept as much as ever. And by habit they shortened their thoughts so that they would not wander out into the darkness beyond tomorrow. - Carson McCullers, The Heart is a Lonely Hunter (1940) start artist title 00:00 Kai Engel Prelude - Bells in Heavy Clouds 03:53 No Way Out Mesoleuctra 12:06 Red Clouds worship 15:58 Willy Stamati A Point of No Return 19:41 Ajna Hidden Rays of Light Within The Cold Sun 33:49 Mystified MonoDecay 39:27 Flat Affect Anopsia 40:01...
Topics: dark ambient, experimental, drone, podcast, ajna, desohll, flat affect, kai engel, mystified, no...
Sadayatana
Dec 20, 2014 John Tocher
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It's not that I don't believe in contemporary literature, but I don't want to waste valuable time reading any book that has not had the baptism of time. Life is too short. - Haruki Murakami, Norwegian Wood (1987) start artist title 00:00 Zreen Toyz Almost Palpable Death 20:20 Arco Enarmonico Delay Sex Soundtrack 20:51 Anuskabinett Ejaculation 21:45 Egida Slow Spells In You 23:58 Zreen Toyz The Mariana Abyss 36:13 Zreen Toyz Beyond Infinite Caves 45:33 Zreen Toyz Bathyscaphes Choreography 54:45...
Topics: dark ambient, experimental, noise, podcast, sadayatana, wings of an angel, zreen toyz
Sadayatana
Nov 16, 2014 John Tocher
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I have been and still am a seeker, but I have ceased to question stars and books; I have begun to listen to the teachings my blood whispers to me. - Hermann Hesse, Demian (1919) start artist title 00:00 Pollux & Sean Derrick Cooper Marquardt For It Flows From Within (feat. Kasi Pani K & Udo Lindermann) 09:33 DisFatum Here You Are Alone 14:53 Nightspirit Interstellar Medium II 23:40 Шесть Мёртвых Болгар Покрывало света 29:49 Grove of Whispers 2014-11-14...
Topics: dark ambient, drone, experimental, podcast, cousin silas, disfatum, isfjell & cloower wooma,...
Sadayatana
Nov 2, 2014 John Tocher
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Everything is dead while it lives. - Egon Schiele (1890 -- 1918) start artist title 00:00 lost-radio remember (SandSpace Rework I) 12:28 Metek The filth inside was gone in the morning 32:59 Nagual Art Seance 1931-Sitzung 8 37:51 Kristus Kut Rememberance of An Embrace 42:46 Akoustik Timbre Frekuency From Bey 49:02 Backyard Ghost Hoia Baciu 55:29 Implicit Order Operator 60:55 Mescaline Sessions Session 10 62:33 Cryobiosis Chasms 66:57 TenebraeXXX White Lace 83:26 Mystified Keep Searching 87:12...
Topics: dark ambient, drone, experimental, podcast, akoustik timbre frekuency, aseptic void, backyard...
Sadayatana
Oct 19, 2014 John Tocher
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The beauty of dreams and sleeping is that it shows us when we dream that we are building worlds. And we build them freshly every night and we build them freshly every day, when we are awake and when we are asleep. It's a constant process of creation, and the altered states that we experience when we sleep happen to everybody every night. - Robert Rich start artist title 00:00 Pavonine we could never know the stars 10:58 Ambient Fabric Part 1 20:14 Microvolt Lachesis 26:12 Microvolt Clotho 29:41...
Topics: dark ambient, experimental, drone, podcast, ambient fabric, microvolt, pavonine, seetyca, somnarium
Sadayatana
Oct 12, 2014 John Tocher
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I started coming to the studio with less worked-out pieces, and eventually with nothing at all. I would just start working with that thing, “the studio,” as the instrument. There is nothing outside of this process. This process called recording is the creative process. We don’t have the canvas standing in front of any landscape, you are going to make the landscape here and now . - Brian Eno start artist title 00:00 Sound Awakener Gallery of emptyness 03:48 stəˈkæs.tɪk ˈmjuː·zɪk...
Topics: dark ambient, drone, experimental, podcast, jack hertz, kinematik vke feat. scott lawlor, sound...
Sadayatana
Oct 7, 2014 John Tocher
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Here on the quiet page I'm master, just as I'm master in the darkroom, stirring my prints in the magic developing bath. I shuffle like cards the lives I deal with. Their faces stare out at me. People who will become other people. People who will become old, betray their dreams, become ghosts . - C.J. Koch, The Year of Living Dangerously (1978) start artist title 00:00 Red Fog The Silicon Hawk Is Watching 12:16 Astral & Shit volutabrum 18:47 Red Fog Above The Storax Sedan Cloud 30:48 Astral...
Topics: dark ambient, drone, experimental, podcast, astral & shit, red fog, wings of an angel
Sadayatana
Sep 28, 2014 John Tocher
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And as he lay there a far crack of lightning went bluely down the sky and bequeathed him in an embryonic bird's first fissured vision of the world and transpiring instant and outrageous from dark to dark a final view of the grotto and the shapeless white plasm struggling upon the rich and incunabular moss like a lank swamp hare. - Cormac McCarthy, Outer Dark (1968) start artist title 00:00 Deleno na Nula Electric Mantra 05:22 f l o d Eulogia 2 11:01 Psychic Hybrid Finding The Hidden Pathway...
Topics: dark ambient, experimental, drone, podcast, sadayatana, christian doil, deleno na nula, earthly...
Sadayatana
Sep 21, 2014 John Tocher
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Everything has two aspects: the current aspect, which we see nearly always and which ordinary men see, and the ghostly and metaphysical aspect, which only rare individuals may see in moments of clairvoyance and metaphysical abstraction. - Giorgio de Chirico, On Mystery and Creation, Paris (1913) start artist title 00:00 Grove of Whispers The Coinlocker Heart 05:22 shinichiroa The last wave 21:02 Tamayurakurage and Emerge Meltdown 1 31:43 Grove of Whispers Frozen (featuring Michelle Yom) 44:30...
Topics: dark ambient, drone, experimental, podcast, arcane waves, ayn morgan, carl kruger, eleomys,...
Buddhist on Fire
Sep 15, 2014 Anastasia Vronski and Grove of Whispers
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I particularly admire Anastasia Vronski's release " The Kursk ". It has a dark, murky crunchy sound that is very inspiring for me. I asked her if she wouldn't mind contributing a similar track for a split release with Grove of Whispers . She sent me her track "The Ice-Breaker" and some months later when reviewing a Grove of Whispers performance I realized "oh, this is the companion piece for Anastasia's The Ice-Breaker!" I hope you enjoy it as I do. Thank you...
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Sadayatana
Sep 14, 2014 John Tocher
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The important thing in this life is to link your sadness to the sadness of others . - Shūsaku Endō, The Girl I Left Behind  start artist title 00:00 Go Genre Everything Have You Seen The Moon Tonight 13:29 Wings of an Angel Ghosts Of My Past 65:35 Dream Twice Below the grass 69:46 Dream Twice Collect dew 69:51 Aairria Fading 75:04 Dream Twice Outro 81:56 Dream Twice Intro 89:05 Mystified and Daniel Barbiero Rain 119:27 Grove of Whispers The Unceasing Path
Topics: dark ambient, drone, experimental, podcast, aairria, dream twice, epsilon eridani, go genre...
Buddhist on Fire
Aug 31, 2014 Luciftias
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In February 2014, I received an offer to perform at a New York City art exhibit.  My usual modus operandi for creating music with Luciftias involves an extensive amount of post-production. Unfortunately, this means that replicating those textures in a live setting is difficult at best. How then to achieve an ambient/drone sound without resorting to synthesizers? In the past, I've recorded tracks using an eBow, guitar and effects setup but have always incorporated many overdubs in the final...
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Sadayatana
Aug 10, 2014 John Tocher
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All love is sweet, Given or returned. Common as light is love, And its familiar voice wearies not ever. Like the wide heaven, the all-sustaining air, It makes the reptile equal to the God; They who inspire it most are fortunate, As I am now; but those who feel it most Are happier still. - Percy Bysshe Shelley start artist title 00:00 Shadow Theater Angelica 03:45 Rogelio Nobara & Chris Silver T. Acid Kids On The Neighborhoods Roofs 13:16 Cousin Silas & Kevin Lyons The Magnetic Anomalies...
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Sadayatana
Aug 4, 2014 John Tocher
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(i do not know what it is about you that closes and opens;only something in me understands the voice of your eyes is deeper than all roses) nobody,not even the rain,has such small hands - E. E. Cummings start artist title 00:00 Joe Frawley Threshold 03:26 lost-radio summer saturdays 10:27 Wings of an Angel Solitude Spreads Within The Heart's Corridors Like Cancerous Cells 26:23 Joe Frawley The forest 31:42 Mescaline Sessions Kto Govorit 43:12 [amt_23] Walls Have Ears 45:13 [amt_23] Walls Have...
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Sadayatana
Aug 3, 2014 John Tocher
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Danny: What about Room 237? Hallorann: Room 237? Danny: You're scared of Room 237, ain't ya? Hallorann: No, I ain't. Danny: Mr. Hallorann. What's in Room 237? Hallorann: Nothin'. There ain't nothin' in Room 237. But you ain't got no business goin' in there anyway, so stay out. You understand? Stay out! - The Shining (1980) start artist title 00:00 Grove of Whispers Outpost (extended version) 14:19 Spectrical Emergent Forms 75:40 Negative Eholot Manok 78:58 Meho 03.00 a.m. 84:42 Meho Walking...
Topics: dark ambient, drone, experimental, podcast, sadayatana, meho, negative eholot, spectrical
Buddhist on Fire
Jul 20, 2014 Lezet
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The latest from Lezet . An experimental music project from Serbia. Pozega,Serbia The tracks on this EP are in themselves a form of musical accumulation- they are linear and gather different sound elements of disparate sonic quality as they progress, somehow lending themselves to a unified body of music. I want to thank my students (#04),my neighbours (#08), a street gusle player (#07) and the rain that almost flooded my entire country (#06) for providing the accompanying sounds for this...
Topics: ambient, noise, experimental, buddhist on fire, lezet
Sadayatana
Jul 20, 2014 John Tocher
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...people have a very narrow conception of what is possible with reality, that we're surrounded by the howling abyss of the unknowable and nobody knows what's out there. - Terence McKenna, Spacetime Tsunami, Interview with Carla Sinclair start artist title 00:00 Mescaline Sessions Decaying Culture 20:05 Dronny Darko SandSpace 41:46 Sokpb Avabodha & WMRI Music for Fields Part III 71:58 Songs From A Tomb Path leading to the Void 117:21 Frank Westpahl and His Orch. Greenwich Witch
Topics: dark ambient, drone, experimental, podcast, dronny darko - sandspace, frank westpahl and his orch.,...
Sadayatana
Jul 13, 2014 John Tocher
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And death shall have no dominion. Dead men naked they shall be one With the man in the wind and the west moon; When their bones are picked clean and the clean bones gone, They shall have stars at elbow and foot; Though they go mad they shall be sane, Though they sink through the sea they shall rise again; Though lovers be lost love shall not; And death shall have no dominion. And death shall have no dominion. Under the windings of the sea They lying long shall not die windily; Twisting on racks...
Topics: dark ambient, noise, experimental, podcast, colin blake, helyptronics, kolpakopf, synthetic mind...
Sadayatana
Jul 6, 2014 John Tocher
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A number of people have associated with them a personality that is not theirs, one that is borrowed from one or more members of their emotional environment. To be born into a family is to be, if I may say it this way, possessed. This possession is transmitted from generation to generation: the enchanted becomes the enchanter in projecting onto his children what was projected onto him—unless an awakening comes to break the cycle. (...) For the awakening to become operable, I must make the...
Topics: dark ambient, drone, experimental, podcast, cousin silas, in, nagual art, wings of an angel
Sadayatana
Jun 30, 2014 John Tocher
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I heard people talk about immortality, but I ain't seen it. I wondered how it'd be when I died. What it'd be like to know this breath now was the last one you was ever gonna draw. I just hope I can meet it the same way she did. With the same... calm. 'Cause that's where it's hidden --the immortality I hadn't seen. - Private Witt, The Thin Red Line (1998) start artist title 00:00 05:42 We Are All Alone Clouds Collide RMX 09:00 Tribe of Astronauts Cyanotomy 36:57 Kinematik VKE with Mystified Nix...
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Sadayatana
Jun 22, 2014 John Tocher
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Sometimes, when I was sitting in the Crimson Cabaret on a rainy night, I thought of myself as occupying a waiting room for the abyss (which of course was exactly what I was doing) and between sips from my glass of wine or cup of coffee I smiled sadly and touched the front pocket of my coat where I kept my imaginary ticket to oblivion. - Thomas Ligotti, Teatro Grottesco (2006) start artist title 00:00 Icoste Eve 07:07 Synaptic Necropolis Echo Into Void (EI-Reflection) 11:20 Steam flow...
Topics: dark ambient, drone, experimental, podcast, icoste, mescaline sessions, steam flow, stefan paulus,...
Sadayatana
Jun 20, 2014 John Tocher
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Dreams, as we all know, are very queer things: some parts are presented with appalling vividness, with details worked up with the elaborate finish of jewellery, while others one gallops through, as it were, without noticing them at all, as, for instance, through space and time. Dreams seem to be spurred on not by reason but by desire, not by the head but by the heart, and yet what complicated tricks my reason has played sometimes in dreams , what utterly incomprehensible things happen to it! -...
Topics: dark ambient, experimental, drone, podcast, jack hertz & total e.t., my day is gone, my own...
Sadayatana
Jun 1, 2014 John Tocher
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I read and walked for miles at night along the beach, writing bad blank verse and searching endlessly for someone wonderful who would step out of the darkness and change my life. It never crossed my mind that that person could be me. - Anna Quindlen start artist title 00:00 Aleister Crowley The Call Of The First And Second Aethyr (Ca. 1920) 01:27 Grove of Whispers Voices From Possessed Children 31:06 Mental Escape Pod Epica 2 (X37F Secondary Sirens) 48:14 Scott Lawlor A Gradual Descent Into the...
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Buddhist on Fire
May 31, 2014 Scott Lawlor
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The thick fog enveloped his figure, a lonely form on a bridge overlooking the river below his feet. The afterlife, it had to be better than this. When had his descent into darkness begun?  Had it always been there? Whispering to him hauntingly, beckoning him to embrace it. Desolate in the dark, surrounded by nothing but regret. Wrong turns, the steps that seemed to go nowhere, climbing aimlessly. Out of focus, feeling that there was something more but wondering, yes wondering how to obtain it,...
Topics: dark ambient, ambient, drone, experimental, gothic, organ, buddhist on fire
Sadayatana
May 25, 2014 John Tocher
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It was not until the ant and Veig had passed each other that Niall realized that he had been reading the ant's mind. It was a sensation like actually being the ant, as if he had momentarily taken possession of its body. And while he had been inside the ant's body, he had also become aware of all the other ants in the nest. It was a bewildering feeling, as if his mind had shattered into thousands of fragments, yet each fragment remained a coherent part of the whole. - Colin Wilson, Spider World:...
Topics: dark ambient, drone, experimental, podcast, grove of whispers, liroso & sanefiftyfour, meho,...
Buddhist on Fire
May 20, 2014 Grove of Whispers
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The Night Land was performed live on stillstream.com March 17, 2013. Done using midi controller, Linux and public domain field recordings. Music fashioned using the buddhalizer --a virtual extension of the imagination. Several variations were re-imagined over the following months. This is the original performance. Looking back on it now I can see this was a key performance in the evolution of Grove of Whispers . Everything seems to turn inside out. What sounded like synthesizers could be field...
Topics: dark ambient, drone, experimental, buddhist on fire, grove of whispers
Sadayatana
May 18, 2014 John Tocher
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Hunters for gold or pursuers of fame, they all had gone out on that stream, bearing the sword, and often the torch, messengers of the might within the land, bearers of a spark from the sacred fire . What greatness had not floated on the ebb of that river into the mystery of an unknown earth! . . . The dreams of men, the seed of commonwealths, the germs of empires. - Joseph Conrad, Heart of Darkness (1902) start artist title 00:00 My Dark Lake Countess Winter And Old Cemetery 04:26 Ptarkh...
Topics: dark ambient, drone, experimental, podcast, luciftias, lullabies under a grey sky, my dark lake,...
Buddhist on Fire
May 17, 2014 Luciftias
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All sounds invoked by Luciftias Basic tracks recorded at Ritual Xul on 15 May 2011 Additional editing performed on 1 October 2013 No keyboards were used in this recording  Live sounds constructed with electric guitar & eBow with various effects Post production utilized additional effects treatments & time stretching Contact: luciftias9@netscape.net http://akhkharuhymns.com/luciftias https://facebook.com/luciftias9 They who dream by day are cognizant of many things which escape those...
Topics: drone, dark ambient, experimental, electronic, abstract, buddhist on fire, luciftias
Sadayatana
May 11, 2014 John Tocher
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All floated upon an evening carousel, with fitful drifts of music wafting up here and there, and voices calling and murmuring from houses that were whitely haunted by television . - Ray Bradbury, The Golden Apples of the Sun (1953) start artist title 00:00 Television Remote Control (Tuner) (ca. 1961) 01:23 Luciftias Absence of Light 07:19 Ptarkh Between 19:39 Luciftias Only What You Take With You 30:29 Igl00 Long Way Home 34:18 Songs From A Tomb Damn Way Under The Yellow Dust 53:04 Scott Lawlor...
Topics: dark ambient, drone, experimental, podcast, aairria, dan miñoza, emerge, igl00, klopenn,...
Sadayatana
May 4, 2014 John Tocher
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She’s like smoke : you think you’re seeing her clearly enough, but when you reach for her there’s nothing there. That’s a sort of strength, I suppose. But it makes her hard to figure out. - Ryū Murakami, Audition (2009) start artist title 00:00 seetyca augsterne 11:51 Deamorphin Are pressed to a decline 23:50 Viktorianna Viktorianna I 53:05 seetyca die allegorie des verderbens part I/III 71:33 Grove of Whispers 2014-02-27 (featuring Annemarie Borg Antara) 78:45 HäxenexäH HäxenexäH...
Topics: dark ambient, drone, experimental, podcast, deamorphin, eugenekha, häxenexäh, materia confusa,...
Buddhist on Fire
Apr 27, 2014 CDRX
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CDRX a citizen of Elgaland-Vargaland began making music in 1996. He started as Cereal Killer and does audio manipulation and mixes using sound bites, field recordings, loops, distortions and harsh noise. CDRX has created and released a number of cds via his own label Bad For Health Records . "I listen to a lot of industrial, ambient and concrete music but also metal, folk and pop." He takes his inspiration from the likes of Nurse With Wound, Pierre Henry, Final and Aidan Baker and...
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Buddhist on Fire
Apr 27, 2014 Seetyca & Christian Doil
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This album, a collaboration between Seetyca and Christian Doil is a submarine journey through the ocean of the mind. In the first half seetyca dives with the listener into unfathomable, dark romantic and poetic realms. While in the second half we climb from darkness back to the surface and to life. Imagine the play of light through the bubbles just outside the porthole of your mind's submarine. To me style is just the outside of content, and content the inside of style, like the outside and the...
Topics: dark ambient, ambient, experimental
Sadayatana
Apr 27, 2014 John Tocher
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Being with you and not being with you is the only way I have to measure time . - Jorge Luis Borges, The Book of Sand (1975) start artist title 00:00 Grove Of Whispers 2014-04-25 00:38 Altus Waiting for the Cover of White 12:08 C. Paradisi Free Floating (X10) 30:33 Ian D Hawgood This Night Has Come Too Soon 40:44 Travis Johnson Valsa (Remix) 48:56 Dan Miñoza Winter Kept Us Warm 55:10 Regosphere Black Keys 70:36 Grove Of Whispers La Isla del Sol Negro 117:43 Judith Peacock Cummings Chaidh mo...
Topics: dark ambient, drone, experimental, podcast, altus, c. paradisi, dan miñoza, grove of whispers, ian...
Sadayatana
Apr 20, 2014 John Tocher
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At night the choppers buzz the bamboo roof of the jungle, dumping from three thousand feet to little more than a hundred, circling, climbing, circling again, no LZ to land in, no casualties to pick up. Above the roar of the rotorwash come the shrieks of the damned: wails, moans, plaintive cries of Vietnamese. It’s real William Castle stuff, weird sounds and screaming meemies, but even knowing it’s coming from a tape recorder, even hearing the static hiss of the loudspeakers mounted on the...
Topics: dark ambient, drone, soundscapes, podcast, edu comelles, enoch's vision, fornax, fosel, irene west...
Sadayatana
Apr 13, 2014 John Tocher
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It was to be a quick peek through a hand-wide crack, but enough to risk disillusionment and the dispersal of all the enchanting traumas he had articulated in his brain and his books, scattering them like those peculiar shadows he supposed lingered in that room. And the voices—would he hear their hissing which heralded her presence in a zone swirling with roping shapes? He kept his eyes fixed upon his hand on the doorknob, turning it gently to nudge open the door. So the first thing he saw was...
Topics: dark ambient, drone, experimental, podcast, erik satie & peter j, l'horrible passion, muhr,...
Sadayatana
Apr 6, 2014 John Tocher
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The flesh surrenders itself, he thought. Eternity takes back its own. Our bodies stirred these waters briefly, danced with a certain intoxication before the love of life and self, dealt with a few strange ideas, then submitted to the instruments of Time . What can we say of this? I occurred. I am not . . . yet, I occurred. - Frank Herbert, Dune (1965) start artist title 00:00 Palancar February 2, 2008 Part 1 (The Omicron Transmission) 22:00 Palancar January 6, 2008 (City Abandoned to Electric...
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Sadayatana
Mar 30, 2014 John Tocher
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We humans, on coming into the world, find we have one sorry privilege--the privilege of feeling ourselves live, with all the fine illusions that follow as a consequence, the illusion, in particular, that this inner experience we have of a life forever varied and changing--changing according to time, circumstance, or fortuity--is a reality outside ourselves. - Luigi Pirandello, The Late Mattia Pascal (1923) start artist title 00:00 Wings of an Angel Purity Sacrifice (unreleased) 22:00 Shane...
Topics: drone, dark ambient, experimental, podcast, shane morris, john tocher, wings of an angel
Sadayatana
Mar 23, 2014 John Tocher
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You buy furniture, you tell yourself, this is the last sofa I will ever need in my life. buy the sofa, then for a couple of years you're satisfied that no matter what goes wrong, at least you've got your sofa issue handled, then the right set of dishes, then the perfect bed. The drapes. The rug. Then you're trapped in your lovely nest, and the things that you used to own, now they own you. - Chuck Palahniuk, Fight Club (1996) start artist title 00:00 Grove of Whispers 2014-03-22 March Equinox...
Topics: dark ambient, drone, experimental, podcast, christian doil, eugenekha, grove of whispers, scott...
Sadayatana
Mar 18, 2014 John Tocher
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A man living in normal circumstances suddenly disappeared, was not heard from, returned months or years later and didn't remember where he had been during this time. Later, however, someone who had run across him, somewhere, in a foreign country , recognized him, but the man himself remembered nothing. - Arthur Schnitzler, Dream Novel (1926) start artist title 00:00 Grove of Whispers 2014-03-14 34:52 The Chestnut Tree Mementos 39:02 Luciftias Perchance to Dream 52:16 lost-radio remember...
Topics: dark ambient, drone, experimental, podcast, earhead, emerald rustling, grove of whispers,...
Sadayatana
Mar 9, 2014 John Tocher
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It was a burning wind -- it burned through Susan's sleep like acid on silk, reaching deep into each smooth furrow of her body. The nightgown was too much. Her breasts felt as though covered with sand, with insects, as though she lay buried to the neck in an anthill in a hot summer storm. By turns it was terrible and then sweet -- a tickling, moving, crawling sensation. An awareness of the physical that not even sleep could override. - Jack Ketchum, Ladies' Night (1997) start artist title 00:00...
Topics: dark ambient, experimental, drone, podcast, alex hedin, fugasatanae, jism, kostin michail, neon...
Sadayatana
Mar 2, 2014 John Tocher
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A picnic. Picture a forest, a country road, a meadow. Cars drive off the country road into the meadow, a group of young people get out carrying bottles, baskets of food, transistor radios, and cameras. They light fires, pitch tents, turn on the music. In the morning they leave. The animals, birds, and insects that watched in horror through the long night creep out from their hiding places. And what do they see? Old spark plugs and old filters strewn around... Rags, burnt-out bulbs, and a monkey...
Topics: dark ambient, drone, experimental, podcast, alan morse davies, djinnestan, grove of whispers...
Sadayatana
Feb 23, 2014 John Tocher
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Every moment in your life is a turning and every one a choosing. Somewhere you made a choice. All followed to this. The accounting is scrupulous. The shape is drawn. No line can be erased. I had no belief in your ability to move a coin to your bidding. How could you? A person's path through the world seldom changes and even more seldom will it change abruptly. And the shape of your path was visible from the beginning . - Cormac McCarthy, No Country for Old Men (2005) start artist title 00:00...
Topics: dark ambient, experimental, noise, podcast, arcane waves, berthelot, cousin silas, c. reider vs....
Sadayatana
Feb 16, 2014 John Tocher
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The Beduin could not look for God within him: he was too sure that he was within God . He could not conceive anything which was or was not God, Who alone was great; yet there was a homeliness, an everyday-ness of this climatic Arab God, who was their eating and their fighting and their lusting, the commonest of their thoughts, their familiar resource and companion, in a way impossible to those whose God is so wistfully veiled from them by despair of their carnal unworthiness of Him and by the...
Topics: dark ambient, drone, experimental, podcast, aires, carlos ramirez and chris silver t, deafness,...
Sadayatana
Feb 9, 2014 John Tocher
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Nothing in the world is permanent, and we're foolish when we ask anything to last, but surely we're still more foolish not to take delight in it while we have it. If change is of the essence of existence one would have thought it only sensible to make it the premise of our philosophy. - W. Somerset Maugham, The Razor's Edge (1943) start artist title 00:00 Mary E. Byrne and Eleanor H. Hull Be Thou My Vision 01:17 Lucette Bourdin Inner Vastness 09:55 Lucette Bourdin and Darrell Burgan Sanatana...
Topics: ambient, drone, dark ambient, podcast, grove of whispers, grove of whispers (featuring jeff...
Sadayatana
Feb 2, 2014 John Tocher
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There now ensued a series of incidents which transported me to the opposite extremes of ecstasy and horror ; incidents which I tremble to recall and dare not seek to interpret. - H. P. Lovecraft, The Crawling Chaos (1921) start artist title 00:00 The Implicit Order It's Hard To Tell The Singer From The Song (Reprise) 06:45 Grove Of Whispers Toon (unreleased) 20:15 Ars Sonor & Naimi you and me (a new beginning) 26:23 Cryogenic Weekend Embracing Arctic Waters 41:36 Ars Sonor & Naimi...
Topics: dark ambient, drone, experimental, podcast, ade hodges & cousin silas, ars sonor & naimi,...
Sadayatana
Jan 26, 2014 John Tocher
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At the surface - it was white death. Death of a needle-fingered cold driven before the wind, sucking heat from any warm thing. Cold - and white mist of endless , everlasting drift, the fine, fine particles of licking snow that obscured all things. - John W. Campbell, Jr., Who Goes There? (1938) start artist title 00:00 Anastasia Vronski Cold Night 05:50 Chris Whitehead abandoned Magnesium Works Hartlepool 14:25 Ivan Black Immersion 16:18 Hope Every Day Navigating In The Sea (Where Anything Can...
Topics: dark ambient, drone, experimental, podcast, ajna & dronny darko, anastasia vronski, chris...
Sadayatana
Jan 19, 2014 John Tocher
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A carnival in daylight is an unfinished beast, anyway. Rain makes it a ghost. The wheezing music from the empty, motionless rides in a soggy, rained-out afternoon midway always hit my chest with a sweet ache . The colored dance of lights in the seeping air flashed the puddles in the sawdust with an oily glamour. - Katherine Dunn, Geek Love (1989) start artist title 00:00 Stuart Chalmers Waking / Rebirth 00:28 Eucci apt. 10:00 Willy Stamati Responsorium 18:13 DARKSTAR83 Twilight On The Still...
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Buddhist on Fire
Jan 16, 2014 Grove of Whispers
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This album came out of experiments I did trying to find new ways of making drones. The experiments proved successful but took me to a space I had not planned to go. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do. Listening once I turned the music off thinking I might be disturbing someone who was studying: "I hope this music wasn't bothering you." "That was music? I thought it was the air conditioner!" "Abstract painting is abstract. It confronts you. There was a reviewer a while...
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Sadayatana
Jan 12, 2014 John Tocher
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...You were not there for The Beginning. You will not be there for The End.... Your knowledge of what is going on can only be superficial and relative .... - William S. Burroughs, Naked Lunch (1959) start artist title 00:00 Emerald Rustling Becomes A Breeding Ground 00:02 Emerald Rustling Way Into The Particles 01:37 Emerald Rustling Nails Of Water 04:02 Dream Twice Part 2 06:14 Emerald Rustling Prayer Soil 09:55 Emerald Rustling Topgallant 14:44 Dream Twice Part 1 17:14 Dream Twice Part 3...
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Sadayatana
Jan 5, 2014 John Tocher
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...And surely I stopped very sudden; for she gripped me in that moment, and her hand shook as she held me; but when I would ask her what ailed, she bid me, very breathless, to say on, to say on. And, with a half understanding, I told her that I had but meant to speak of the Moon Garden , that was an olden and happy fancy of mine. - William Hope Hodgson, The Night Land (1912) start artist title 00:00 Ptarkh Collapse 01:39 Head Joint Shapes (Inspired By The Music Of Klaus Schulze) 21:25 _Algol_...
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Sadayatana
Dec 29, 2013 John Tocher
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No sooner had one season slipped out the door than the next came in by another door. A person might scramble to the closing door and call out, Hey, wait a minute, there’s one last thing I forgot to tell you. But nobody would be there any more. The door shuts tight. Already another season is in the room, sitting in a chair, striking a match to light a cigarette. Anything you forgot to mention, the stranger says, you might as well go ahead and tell me, and if it works out, I’ll get the...
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Sadayatana
Dec 22, 2013 John Tocher
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To this day I do not know why I obeyed those whispers so slavishly, or whether I thought Akeley was mad or sane. After what had gone before, I ought to have been prepared for anything; but this mechanical mummery seemed so like the typical vagaries of crazed inventors and scientists that it struck a chord of doubt which even the preceding discourse had not excited. What the whisperer implied was beyond all human belief—yet were not the other things still farther beyond, and less preposterous...
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Buddhist on Fire
Dec 17, 2013 Luciftias
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According to ancient and medieval science, aether is the material that fills the region of the universe above the terrestrial, or sublunary, sphere. This sphere was the realm of changing nature. Beginning with the Moon, up to the limits of the universe, everything was permanent, regular and unchanging – the region of aether where the planets and stars are located. Only in the sublunary sphere did the powers of physics hold sway. To go "beyond the aether" is a metaphor for...
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Buddhist on Fire
Dec 15, 2013 Bulkrate
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Nocturnals... the feeling you get when walking through the city at night. Shadows. Things you think to see in the corner of your eye vanish when looked at straight on. The eyes you feel burning in the dark. The (maybe) paranoid feeling that you are being watched... Always, it seemed to me when I awaked into the Future, into the Everlasting Night that lapped this world, that I saw near to me, and girdling me all about, a blurred greyness. And presently this, the greyness, would clear and fade...
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Buddhist on Fire
Dec 14, 2013 Stefan Paulus
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Once when mixing live on the radio, I got a call from a listener: disembodied voice: "I understand what you are doing." me: "What's that?" disembodied voice: "Communicating directly with the subconscious." I thought, well, that's exactly right. "Altering Realities" by Stefan Paulus reminds me of that late night phone call. This record is about the impressions and the imaginations of the phenomena of hypnagogic consciousness and oneiric conditions . The...
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Sadayatana
Dec 1, 2013 John Tocher
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I woke up as the sun was reddening; and that was the one distinct time in my life, the strangest moment of all, when I didn't know who I was — I was far away from home, haunted and tired with travel, in a cheap hotel room I'd never seen, hearing the hiss of steam outside, and the creak of the old wood of the hotel, and footsteps upstairs, and all the sad sounds, and I looked at the cracked high ceiling and really didn't know who I was for about fifteen strange seconds. I wasn't scared; I was...
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Buddhist on Fire
Nov 29, 2013 Grove of Whispers
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Vast was performed live on stillstream.com November 26, 2013. Done using midi controller, Linux and personal field recordings. Music fashioned using the buddhalizer --a virtual extension of my imagination. Immature poets imitate; mature poets steal; bad poets deface what they take, and good poets make it into something better, or at least something different. --Philip Massinger, a biographical essay in The Sacred Wood (1920)
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Buddhist on Fire
Nov 24, 2013 Scott Lawlor
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The fifth and final in a series of drone releases based on voices provided by various stillstream denizens. Including the voices of Crystal Dreams as The Caterpillar , Pixyblink as Alice , Altocumulus as The Queen of Hearts , Disturbed Earth as The Mad Hatter and Rebekkah Hilgraves as The Duchess , The White Rabbit , and Bill the Lizard . And featuring Har as The Cheshire Cat . Thank you all for participating and lending your voices to the project. All music is generated completely and...
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